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The risk of dying from cancer has fallen steadily for nearly two decades, which means by 2019 About 3.5 million deaths from this disease will be prevented In the United States, on Wednesday New annual report From American Cancer Society.

The 32% reduction in cancer deaths since 1991 was largely supported by people who quit smoking, Resulting in Reduction in lung cancer cases or other related parties, the details of this organization.

the New treatments for colorectal and breast cancer have also helped The report added that fewer people infected with the disease died.

In 2019 – the year the report provided the latest numbers – there were 146 cancer deaths per 100,000 people. In 1991, the year those deaths peaked, there were 215 per 100,000 people, according to the report.

“Progress against cancer has accelerated in the past decade due to advances in early detection, surgical techniques, and targeted therapies…Some of the newer treatments have been particularly notable because they have been able to treat challenging cancers, such as metastatic melanoma and lung cancer,” the association said.

Despite the progress, the organization said that The increased incidence of breast cancer and the advanced stage at which prostate cancers are detected are cause for concern.

He said that Persistent racial, social and economic gaps considered most ‘alarming’ that make minorities such as Hispanics less able to access treatments that can prevent cancer, such as receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

Cancer deaths in 2022

The incidence will be higher for lung, prostate, and colorectal cancer in men; And diseases of the lung, breast and colon among women, according to the report.

While there has been a sharp decline in deaths from lung cancer, lung cancer will cause the most deaths this year.

“More than 350 people will die every day (in 2022) from lung cancer, which is more deaths than from prostate, breast and pancreatic cancer,” the association said.

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